School Board President Resigns

Mar 28, 2013

Medina School Board President Charles Freeman has resigned amid controversy over district spending and the superintendent's compensation, which included 265-thousand dollars for his college education bills.

The Medina teachers union and parents like Tyra Mone are criticizing the school board's oversight and how superintendent Randy Stepp handled the fund that supplied those college payments.

Board members say they encouraged Stepp to pursue a master's degree in business administration, which cost 93-thousand dollars. Board president Karla Robinson says she will not resign.

Earlier this month Stepp gave back his 83-thousand dollar retention bonus when teachers, students, and community members complained. The district has placed an operating levy on the May ballot.